2010: The Year In Music Photos

The year in music, circa 2010, started at the Cake Shop, with a shred-down to the New Year courtesy of Siren Festival MVP-to-be Marissa Paternoster and her band Screaming Females. After a tour through the NYE fetes of the Lower East Side and Williamsburg, that night ended amidst a marathon show at Bushwick's Shea Stadium, right around the time the Blastoids' drummer poured paint on his kit and started splattering away.

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Dead Weather's Tiny Afternoon Show at Home Sweet Home. Plus, A Trip Upstairs to Jack White's Third Man Records Pop-Up Store

Alex Grazier G'Sell
Dead Weather
Third Man Records/Home Sweet Home
Thursday, July 16

Dead Weather's free noontime gig at Jack White's Third Man Records' pop-up store was mobbed. Clearly, New York radio stations and just about every music blog in the world got the word out: By the time we arrived at the store's Chrystie Street location, otherwise known as Envoy Gallery, around quarter to eleven, a line wrapped around the block. At least 14 people had camped out the night before. An agitated staff guy announced most of us wouldn't be getting in, leaving a couple hundred fans to either buy merch or, well, go home.

Alex Grazier G'Sell

A white van carrying Dead Weather showed up around noon. Alison Mosshart emerged first, in sunglasses, tossing her cigarette on the pavement while White lagged behind, ignoring autograph requests and trying his best to look discreet with his head down. First impression? The guy's head is massive. He's also jacked.

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